Manchester Wesley Research Centre Annual Lecture

Date / time
Date(s) - 22 June
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


The 2021 Manchester Wesley Research Centre Annual Lecture will be given by Thomas A. Noble, Professor of Theology, Nazarene Theological Seminary and Senior Research Fellow, Nazarene Theological College. The lecture will be online via Zoom. Registration is required and can be completed here:

The title of the lecture is ‘Theology and the Wesleyan Tradition’. Below is a short abstract for the lecture.

Within the Christian Church some traditions, including the Reformed, Lutheran or Roman Catholic, have produced leading, front-rank theologians. Other traditions, such as the Anglican and Wesleyan traditions, have their theologians, and of course, significant biblical scholars, but Systematic or Dogmatic Theology seems to have played a lesser role. Wesley himself has been regarded as a ‘folk theologian’ (Outler) or more recently a pastoral theologian. The lecture addresses the role of Christian Theology in the history and mission of the Wesleyan tradition